News World Order
The US media largely acquiesced during the Gulf War: military censorship, press restrictions and repression of dissenting voices became the norm for over two months. In short performance pieces, video artists express their desperation over the distortion of news. Don Rojas from the Amsterdam News looks at coverage in the African American community. Sut Jhally, UMass professor, Bill Schaap, from the Institute for Media Analysis and Jeff Cohen from Fairness and Accuracy in Reporting look at the manufacture of consent. The final segment is a camcorder dance, MTV style, called, âMake Video, Not Warâ.
Run time 28:00Audio/Visual sound, color